Personally, I've been betting since god was in short trousers, with my first winning bet on Red Alligator in 1968!
Since then I've part-owned an unsuccessful hurdler called Dragoon Guard, which I followed to many race tracks in England and Wales, and devised many betting approaches over the years, some successful, some not so much… until I hit on a breakthrough over the last few years (more on this in a moment).
Jamie is also a life-long sports and betting fanatic… for example, when he was a youngster he washed cars with a bucket and sponge to earn a bit of money that his Dad would put on the horses for him, and then they'd watch the races together.
Today he runs a multi-sports centre that focuses on helping people in his local community deal with mental health issues through sports activities… by my measure he's a caring bloke that cares about helping people in need!
Which brings me back to why creating a tipping service that puts £10 punters first is so important to us…
Like everyone else, we've both subscribed to our fair share of horse racing tipping services… and nearly all of them were guilty of putting the tipster first by taking a huge "tipster tax" that made it difficult for low stake punters to profit.
As far as I’m concerned, a tipping service should be priced to help the average person build up their money using reasonable stakes, not try to gouge you for all you’re worth.
That way you can have a bit of extra money in your back pocket at the end of the month, which you can use to buy the kids some of the toys they've been banging on about, or take your partner out for a good meal.
Or even help you build up to higher stakes like £50 or £100 over time, if that's what you want to do.
Some people might call me a "socialist" for caring about all the working men and women out there… but if you're from a background like we are you'll understand why we try to treat low stakes punters with the respect they deserve.
And, despite what you might think, a low stakes service doesn't mean a small profit, or small winners… far from it…